Monday, November 5, 2012

The Eyes that Tingle


Just a note to my readers, this morning I was putting on my makeup when I noticed the skin under one of my eyes pulled a bit, aaaaaack!  A wrinkle?  Aaaack!  I was in the main bathroom of the house, the one that has my makeup (haha, 'makeup' is such an appropriate word, isn't it?), and I don't use moisturizer on a regular basis. In fact, I don't even use it annually, but I thought there must be some in the house... a sample, something, anything...after all, my mother and both of my grandmothers always had it in their bathrooms (sitting next to the cold cream that was also always there)...it's just something that's supposed to be in that room (illogical thinking, I know...a wrinkle will do that to you!), but no, nothing.  So I reached for what was in there, took off the lid and quickly applied it under both eyes.  It took about three seconds to realize Carmex Original Healing Ointment should never, never go under your eyes.  Really, you can just take my word for it.  :)

How about you?  Have you ever used something totally intended for another purpose and had it turn into an instant disaster?


32 comments:

Kenya G. Johnson said...

LOL!!!!!!!!!! No disasters but I have swished face astringent in my mouth. It wasn't any nastier than brown listerine.

Oh here's a disaster. I put something on Christopher's head that I thought was for razor bumps but it was for hair removal. It smelled so bad I washed it off immediately. But it wasn't until AFTER I washed it off that I realized it was for hair removal. Whew. Granted he was wearing a faded haircut anyway but still.

Stacey Kane said...

oh nooo! I've got Vic's vapour rub in my eyes a few times that stings like crazy and takes ages to fade away. Get investing in some good moisturiser! :) xx

Lonna said...

I've poured Similac in my coffee. Yum...

Anonymous said...

Oh my word! I once had a squeezy bottle of hair detangler and wasnt looking at grabbed the clorox clean up spray and sprayed it luckly my little girl didnt have her up, I rinsed it out right away!

AMBER EDWARDS said...

Oh no!!! That's horrible! I'm so sorry! I think I would cry, I bet you were crying eh?

I didn't have a complete disaster, but I mixed my essential oils up once, and used Birch oil (used for sore muscles) on my chest when I meant to use a breathing aid essential oil blend to help open my air way from an allergy issue. Oh my, it burned, but the good news, I could breathe again. lol.

Judy Haughton-James said...

I am sorry about this and hope you are okay now. I have made errors in taking up something for a wrong purpose but luckily I found out before I used it!:) Take care and enjoy the rest of your week.

Theresa said...

Whoops! Hope you weren't in too much pain!

I got a sample in the mail one day for what I thought was supposed to be for my hair. A smoother or gloss of some kind. After spreading it over my hair I realized it was not absorbing properly and I was a big greasy mess. I had to leave soon, so no time to wash it out. Turns out it was a face cream. Guess I should have paid closer attention to the packaging BEFORE applying it!

Courtney G said...

Ouch! I have done that too. I actually washed my hair with toilet bowl cleaner in Germany too. It was really clean!

Army of Moms said...

I have put lotion on my hair thinking is was conditioner. What a mess

alissa apel said...

Oh yes. I have Carmex lotion. I had a hematomia (a really messed up bruise) last year on my leg. It was so bad that I went to the urgent care clinic; just to make sure I didn't break anything when I fell in the shower. Also I read that they sometimes have to remove a sac of blood with a hematomia (gross I know). They just said, "Apply a lot of lotion." It was itchy because it was healing. Well I applied a lot. Then my bruised leg was covered in hives. Talk about itchy! It turned out the Carmex lotion had methosulfate in it. It's related to Sulpha, which I'm allergic to in antibiotics. Back to the doctor I went to get a shot of steroids. Then I was shaky, itchy and miserable.

The Detox Diva said...

Yes, one day I was playing around with essential oils for my Oil Cleansing Method and I used Eucalyptus and peppermint. Let me tell you, SOOOOO not for the eye area~!

Colette S said...

Haha. I'm sure I have something like that, but of course now that you ask I can't remember :)

And yes I'll take your word for it.

Meredith said...

I am snorting! So funny b/c just last night I was freaking out over my wrinkles! And no, I guess Carmex isn't the solution? ;)

mail4rosey said...

I haven't had brown Listerine since it was sitting in my grandpa's bathroom (next to gram's cold cream and moisturizer, lol). That stuff was naaaaaaaaaaaaaasty. I like the green one though...that's on hubby's sink.

haha, I'm sharing items in my bathroom with the public. And my family members' bathrooms too, lol. What else is a blog for?? ;)

mail4rosey said...

That stuff is strong, I bet it did take awhile to fade.
I have moisturizer on my to-do list. :)

mail4rosey said...

Oh my gosh, I bet you flipped out for a second.

mail4rosey said...

I was mentally crying about that wrinkle. I haven't looked in the mirror since this morning when it all went down. ;)

mail4rosey said...

Yep, all better, I'm happy to report. :)
Glad to see you out and about, I know that storm was over your way.

mail4rosey said...

Hopefully you had super soft hair the next day, lolol

mail4rosey said...

It's not funny, I know, but still... buwhahahahahahahhahahaha. Glad it didn't do any damage!

mail4rosey said...

LOL, you guys are hilarious. Glad I'm not the only one who does these things. :)

mail4rosey said...

It sounds terrible. I bet you were happy to figure out what was agitating an already bad situation.

mail4rosey said...

Sounds like a double dose of hot. Yee-ouch.

mail4rosey said...

Loss of memory is a good thing sometimes. :)

mail4rosey said...

Those little things are debilitating, lol.

Veronica Lee said...

I brushed my teeth with hair cream!

Happy Tuesday!

Masshole Mommy said...

Oops - I hope it didn't hurt too much, Rosey!!

The only thing that comes to mind was the time I rubbed my eye immediately after using hand sanitizer. OUCHIE. I can't think of any times I used something by accident, but I know I have. I just can't think of anything.....I must be getting old LOL.

mail4rosey said...

Not your favorite flavor of toothpaste, I would venture to guess. ;)

mail4rosey said...

Eek, I let my little one use hand sanitizer after we return cans/bottles. In our state everyone takes them back to these big machines in the stores, ugh, haaaaaaate it...because they charge 10-cents for every can/plastic bottle you purchase. I know it's to encourage recycling, which is good, but I still hate taking them back.

ANYWAY, lol, I let my son use the sanitizer every time we're done...and never thought about watching to see that he doesn't touch his eyes. Nice tip. :)

gina valley said...

I've done so many goofy things like this that I can't pick just one.
Sounds painful, too!

mail4rosey said...

lol, I probably have too but am glad the memories of them escape me. ;)

mail4rosey said...



lol